The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Availability
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 50 45
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing High Availability 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.50% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.01% +26.66%  

High Availability is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 170 322 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.58% 76.30% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 194 190
Median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing High Availability as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 £330 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (46.67%) COBOL
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
1 7 (46.67%) HP
1 7 (46.67%) ICL
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 7 (46.67%) StarTeam
1 7 (46.67%) VME
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (46.67%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) SaaS
2 6 (40.00%) PaaS
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (40.00%) IaaS
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Data Management
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Change Management
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (33.33%) Problem Management

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) IaaS
1 6 (40.00%) PaaS
1 6 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) IDMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) DBA
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (33.33%) Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Developer
6 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Change Management
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (40.00%) Data Management
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (20.00%) SFIA
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
1 7 (46.67%) ICL
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle